You know that feeling you get when you buy a foundation and you're like OMG, this is some Holy Frackin' Grail Shizzit right here?? Well yeah... I am TOTALLY
infatuated borderline obsessed with this beau.
I have a love/hate thing with finding THE perfect foundation. The first obstacle when you're on the hunt for something new is finding the perfect shade. I can be lucky with this part, being both neutral and light, as most shades will cater to my skin whether be it more pink or more yellow. However some of the "neutral" shades never are quite neutral enough for me. Deauville is just that for me. It has a balance of pink and yellow... leaning a little more yellow (which I like) and matching my skin tone perfectly.
Once you find a close to perfect shade, you next try to find the right amount of coverage... Is it light enough? Is it buildable? Is it going to make my skin look like actual skin still? You know what I mean. The title for this foundation is self explanatory, it has sheer coverage. It's what I want from a tinted moisturizer but never quite get, that light airy feeling without caking up when my skin gets oily later through the day. Sheer Matte is also buildable. While it's not going to cover my acne perfectly, it does a damn good job with the acne scars. But hey a little concealer for that and I am good. It dries matte but still looks like my skin. I do get a bit of shine throughout the day but the foundation itself doesn't separate like others have.
For the time being, this is the closest foundation to perfection. Perfect match, perfect feeling, perfect coverage.... oh and did I mention, this stuff will stick to your face for all you oily gals who hate when your makeup melts off? Yeah it's perfect for that too.
My ONLY drawback? It doesn't come with a pump! Forreals NARS? I just shucked out $42 on this and you're gonna make me pay an extra $6 for a pump (which I have yet to get because Sephora doesn't carry it....GO FIGURE). In the meantime I have been divvying it out with a q-tip. *sigh*
*(Another detail which I'm not sure where to insert): I haven't tried the Sheer Glow foundation, so I have no idea what that one is like or how it compares to Sheer Matte ^_^;
Here it is compared to some concealers and foundations that I own. As you can see the shade is very different compared to the two Makeup Forever foundations and looking at swatches of other shades from both MUFE lines, I find this NARS shade to be very unique.
Have you guys found any new "HG" foundations? Lemme know in a comment below :)